• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB

WATCH: Tigers' Torii Hunter hits walk-off bomb

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

At one point on Thursday, the Tigers were down 6-1 and given less than a three-percent chance of winning the game. Since Oakland had taken the first three games of the four-game set in Comerica Park, the first-place Tigers were faced with a devitalizing sweep.

But by the end of the sixth they had halved the Oakland lead, and then they managed to plate four runs in the ninth, all with two outs. It was veteran outfielder Torii Hunter who provided the dramatic final blow ...

The Tigers' television broadcast called it the team's biggest homer of the season. Hard to argue otherwise.

First and foremost, Hunter's blow gave the Tigers the win. Also of note is that it helped preserve Max Scherzer's record of 19-1.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 2, 2015
Will Terry Collins ultimately be the Achilles' heel of the Mets? (2:28)
September 2, 2015
Will Angels and Giants make playoffs?
(1:05)
September 2, 2015
Will Twins and Rangers make playoffs?
(1:10)
September 2, 2015
Phillies defeat Mets 14-8
(3:39)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now